Three weeks ago, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.
One report claimed ‘neither side seems bent on starting hostilities’
‘I too, was willingly sent to serve in the army. It was both sad and funny.’
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East
One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
Two of the war’s most public figures faced off in an unlikely event Sunday
Zvi Zamir and Eli Zeira reckon with history in Tel Aviv after four decades of feuding over the surprise attack
We tend to overlook the gentiles who keep synagogues running. As we begin the Torah anew, let’s acknowledge our debt to them.
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
The dovish organization, meeting this weekend in D.C., isn’t the first to propose an “alternative” pro-Israel stance. Breira did it 40 years ago.
Egyptian-Israeli relations reached a low point this weekend. But Egypt’s military, secure in its power, has no interest in undermining the 1979 peace treaty.
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
Israelis are clamoring for the release of Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier abducted nearly five years ago, but is the prisoner swap demanded by his Hamas captors too high a price to pay?
Hosni Mubarak was a key U.S. ally who upheld the Arab world’s first peace treaty with Israel. By letting his regime fall, Barack Obama has threatened the survival of the Jewish state.
While Israeli officials stay silent on Egypt, a former ambassador to Cairo tells Tablet Magazine about the embattled president he once knew and respected
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
Twenty-eight years after he left, an evacuee from Sinai’s largest abandoned settlement looks back at his onetime neighbors’ sad history
How Naomi Frankel’s life and work mirrored modern Jewish history
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973